Dede Barry

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Dede Barry
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Barry speaks with reporters prior to the 1998 Women's Challenge
Personal information
Full name Dede Barry
Born (1972-10-08) October 8, 1972 (age 42)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Team information
Professional team(s)
1997–2000
2002–2004
Saturn
T-Mobile
Infobox last updated on
September 5, 2008

Deirdre ("Dede") Demet Barry (born October 8, 1972 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American female cycle racer, six times U.S. champion (4 senior titles, two junior). She has won two World Cup races, two World Championship medals, and, in 2004, the silver medal in the time trial in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. She is married to fellow professionial cyclist Michael Barry. They live in Girona, Spain.

Biography[edit]

Barry did not start as a cyclist. Her entry into sport was figure skating. All she wanted to do was race other youngsters to the end of the rink. Her coach suggested she take up speed skating, which she did, swayed by watching Eric and Beth Heiden in the world championships in her home town of Milwaukee. She was a member of the U.S. speedskating team from 1987 to 1991 and selected for the world championships in 1988-1991.

Having used cycling as training for skating, Barry switched completely, prompted by a cycling race series (Superweek) on streets in front of her childhood home. Other American cyclists who excelled in both sports include Eric and Beth Heiden, Chris Witty, and Erin Mirabella.

Disappointed not to qualify for the Olympics in 1996 and 2000, Barry did not race in 2001 but came back strongly next year with victory in the Montreal World Cup, in which she used a steel frame built by her father-in-law, Mike Barry.

Her biggest success came in 2004. Picked for the U.S. Olympic team after accumulating more UCI points than other riders, she came second in the individual time trial event.

Palmarès[edit]

1989
1st Road race, UCI Road World Championships, Junior
1st United States United States National Time Trial Championships
1st United States United States National Road Race Championships
1991
1st United States United States National Team Time Trial Championships
1st Team Time Trial, Pan American Games
1993
2nd World Team Time Trial Championships
1st United States United States National Team Time Trial Championships
1st Team Time Trial U.S. Olympic Festival
1994
3rd World Team Time Trial Championships
1st Killington Stage Race
4th United States National Time Trial Championships
2nd United States National Road Race Championships
3rd Women's Challenge
3 stage wins
5th Molenheike Stage Race
1 stage win
1995
3rd United States National Time Trial Championships
1st Time trial, Pan American Games
1st Women's Challenge
3 stage victories
1st Thrift Drug Invitational
3rd Colorado Cyclist Classic
4th Tour de l'Aude
2 stage wins
2nd Epinal Stage Race
1st 89er Stage Race
1 stage win
1996
1st United States United States National Road Race Championships
2nd Redlands Bicycle Classic
1st Climber's jersey
1997
1st Grand Prix Féminin du Canada
1st Points classification
2nd Stage 1
1st Stage 4
3rd Stage 3
Stage win Tour Cycliste Féminin
3rd Tour de 'Toona
1st Prologue time tial
2nd Stage 2
3rd United States National Road Race Championships
2nd United States National Time Trial Championships
2nd Fresca International Classic
3 stage wins
4th Fresca Tour of America
3rd Fresca Invitational (Seattle)
1st Fresca Classic (Racine)
1st Fresca Classic (Schlitz Park)
1st Fresca Classic (Lake Front)
2nd Fresca Classic (Alpine Valley)
3rd Stage 6, Women's Challenge (cat 1)
2nd Stage 8, Women's Challenge (cat 1)
5th CoreStates Liberty Classic
2nd Conyers and Pearman Grand Prix
1st Road race
2nd Criterium
3rd Time trial
2nd 89er Stage Race
1st Stage 3 (criterium)
2nd Stage 2 (time trial)
3rd Prologue
2nd Stage 3, Street Skills Women's Stage Race
2nd Stage 6, Street Skills Women's Stage Race
Stage victory (criterium), Redlands Bicycle Classic
1998
4th Beneden-Maas (Ned) World Cup
7th Thüringen-Rundfahrt
1st Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic
2nd Stage 1 (Royal Plaza time trial, 12.9 miles)
2nd Stage 3 (road race)
1st United States United States National Criterium Championships
3rd United States National Road Race Championships
4th United States National Time Trial Championships
7th Liberty Classic (USA) World Cup
3rd Wilmington Classic
2nd Stage 1 (time trial, 8.6 miles), Enchanted Mountain Stage Race
1st Stage 3 (criterium), Enchanted Mountain Stage Race
3rd Tour of Willamette
1st Stage 2
3rd Stage 4
1st Tour de Snowy
2nd Stage 3 (Berridale to Cabramurra)
1st Sydney (Aus) World Cup
4th Street Skills Stage Race
1st Stage 5 (Hamilton to Hautapu road race)
2nd Stage 4 (Beaver Criterium), Redlands Bicycle Classic
1999
1st BMC Tour of Houston
5th GP Feminin du Québec
3rd Stage 1 (Farnham road circuit race
1st Stage 4 (Bedford road circuit race
3 stage victories, Superweek
2nd Stage 7 (St. Lauret to Durban Corbières), Tour de l'Aude
2nd Tour of Willamette
1st Stage 1, (Hinman Vineyard road race)
1st Stage 2, (California Speedway time trial), Redlands Bicycle Classic
2000
7th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
6th Tour de Suisse Féminin (cat. 1)
5th Stage 5 (Burley South individual time trial), Women's Challenge (cat 1)
3rd Stage 8 (Letha to Firebird Raceway), Women's Challenge (cat 1)
4th Stage 10 (Idaho Statehouse criterium), Women's Challenge (cat 1)
4th United States National Time Trial Championships
5th Stage 5 (Castelnaudary time trial), Tour de l'Aude (cat 1)
2nd Tour of Willamette
1st Stage 6 (Brownsville road race)
2001
Barry did not race in 2001
2002
6th United States National Road Race Championships
4th United States National Time Trial Championships
3rd Liberty Classic (cat. 1)
2nd Le Tour du Montréal (cat. 2)
2nd Stage 1, Le Tour du Montréal, Lachine time trial, 3km
3rd Stage 2, Le Tour du Montréal, Little Italy circuit race
1st Montréal (Can) World Cup
2003
8th World time trial championship
2nd Giro della Toscana (cat 1)
1st Stage 4, Giro della Toscana
2004
2nd Olympic Games Time Trial
1st Sparkassen Giro Bochum
10th Tour de l'Aude
2 stage victories
4th Damesronde van Drenthe

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